Faux Pergamano

Faux Pergamano Pocketful of Happiness

Faux Pergamano

My Wetmore Ladies stamping group asked that we use vellum in our next class project.

Well, that's an easy request as one of my all-time favorites using vellum cardstock is the Faux Pergamano Technique.

First of all, what is Pergamano?

Pergamano (from Wikipedia): Parchment craft, also known as Pergamano, is the art of embellishing and decorating parchment paper (or vellum paper) through the use of techniques such as embossing, perforating, stippling, cutting and coloring.

Parchment craft has been predominantly used in the making of cards (religious devotional cards, greeting cards and gift cards) but the techniques are being applied to related items such as bookmarks and picture frames as well as 3-dimensional sculptural paper projects such as ornaments and boxes.

It's easy to recreate Pergamano using vellum and a stylus. 

Here's how:

  1. Stamp pocket from Pocketful of Happiness on vellum card stock using White Craft ink. Heat emboss using a heat tool and white embossing powder.
  2. Cut pocket out using the Big Shot and coordinating Pocket Die.
  3. Turn the pocket to the backside and fill in the stamped images using a stylus. Turn it to the front side, and fill in the stamped images using a stylus.
  4. Stamp individual flowers on vellum card stock using White Craft ink. Heat emboss using a heat tool and white embossing powder.  Fussy cut flowers out using a pair of scissors.  Fill in the stamped images using a stylus on the front and back sides of the flowers and leaves.
  5. Rub Basic Black card front with the Embossing Buddy. Stamp greeting using White Craft ink.  Heat emboss using a heat tool and white embossing powder.
  6. Fold in edges of pocket, apply SNAIL Adhesive, and attach the pocket to the card front. Insert flowers and leaves, securing them with SNAIL Adhesive.
  7. Apply thin strip of Whisper White card stock to the top of the pocket to finish it off.
  8. Color pearls with Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend and attach to card as desired.

I hope you'll give this technique a try!

 

Happy Stampin'!